9.2 Excellent
     
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Topsail Hill State Preserve

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida



Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Phone: (850) 267-8330

Sites: 160
Recent Rate: $42 4/2016

Latitude: 30.3699177437246
Longitude: -86.271488070488

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean yes
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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DDZ

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $42.00
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This continues to be one of our favorite parks. It has been several years since we have camped here. We did notice a difference in the park, interior roads are not in the best shape with pot holes. Some sites have cracked concrete, and are being replaced with gravel. Laundry had several machines down, making it a wait to do your laundry. Cabins are looking their age with mold and missing shingles. Landscaping is nice allowing privacy between your neighbor's. Tram runs to the beach. Weather was rainy the 4 days we were here. Very nice concert on Thursday evenings. Enjoyed a walk with the Ranger and learned about controlled burns. We will return. There is cable at each site but ours did not work. We reported it as we left. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Fifth Wheel.

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John Borajkiewicz

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $42.00
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Great location if you are looking for a beach. The campground is about 1 mile from the beach but they provide a tram from the campground to the beach and back. There is also a great bike/walking path to the beach as well.
A little lake in the campground and kayaks and canoes for rent at a larger lake. There was a free concert on Thursday night that was very good.
The campsite was large, level, and had all the services. We even had wifi because we were close enough to the store. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

The outlets in Destin are an all day affair.

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porty pop

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $47.00
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Beautiful park, lots of shade, which, in winter blocks out most sun. Well maintained, though lights at many sites were not operating, as at our site. Very quiet and peaceful most of the time. Saw only cement base sites, as ours was, though many had severely broken concrete, as ours did. Many sites being redone. Though a very nice park, we think it a bit overpriced for a state park. Site had W/E/S and cable. No wifi @site, but at camp store. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Shopping and laundromat are very close. Nice scenery and lovely beach, though no dogs allowed on beach. Staff is friendly and pleasant.

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spikedog

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $47.00
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Have enjoyed this park during every one of our numerous visits. Glad to see renovations of sites and facilities in progress for campers' safety. There is enough foliage between sites to provide privacy when you want it. Planned activities such as free concerts encourage socialization. Rate seems steep at first but includes all the taxes. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Destin has grown into a large city and is spreading out on Hwy. 98. Abundance of shopping centers. However, the small towns down Hwy 30-A are quirky and delightful. Many fine restaurants and lovely beaches in the area.

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Maddog11

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $47.00
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One of the nicest Florida state parks we've stayed in. Was able to secure a last minute cancellation for one night. It's about 25 miles off of I-10, but well worth the time and distance.

Check in staff were very friendly. There is some trees and vegetation between the sites offering some privacy. Hook ups (water, sewer and electricity) were very good. Concrete pads with a picnic table also on concrete pads. However, we did notice that they were digging up some older concrete pads and we understood them to say that they were replacing it with gravel.

Highly recommend this park! We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

The park has its own shuttle to/from the beach. They advertise that they have 3 1/2 miles of their own beach.

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OH2SD

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $42.00
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This was one of the most beautiful and fun parks we have stayed at. We had a pull through site with a good, level concrete pad and beautiful landscaping. Placement/angling of sites aided privacy. Nice walk/bike ride/tram ride to beautiful pristine beach. Free concert. Shuffleboard, pool, fun, near to coastal attractions. Would LOVE to stay here again. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Coastal tourist beach area. Fun.

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Alabama Jim

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $42.00
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All roads are paved and very neat. The sites are concrete pads with a patio and table. Full hook up is great. The cable service is excellent. The Wi-Fi is very poor, got on twice for about 1 minute and it dropped out. The whole campground is beautiful. Many shade trees, more shade in the section with 100 and above numbers. We camped in #48 which is a great location. This site has some shade and is great for winter months. Would be a little more in the summer. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Travel Trailer.

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Casita Vagabond

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $23.00
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Very nice level site with plenty of privacy. Laundry could use a spruce up, half the washers were out of order, but otherwise near perfect. It was a 15 minute walk to the Gulf. Very nice! We'll return. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Close to Destin dining, shopping, etc.

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twotimes

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $42.00
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This is a park that was a private park and the state of Florida purchased the park. It has concrete drives and little street lights, along w picnic tables. There is no cable/wifi except at the front of the park. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Destin and the local towns are interesting, beach.

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dns718

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $42.00
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We triangulated on this resort in the Florida panhandle guided by this website's favorable consensus reviews for our first substantive stop, maxed out at the two weeks permitted around Christmas and New Year's, during our months long expedition seeking to escape the cold, dark, dreary, and wet Oregon winter where we call home. Luckily, we got a few days of uncharacteristically warm and partly sunny if breezy weather in the mid 70's, part of this year's record setting temps in the East though feeling at the fringes some of the tornadoes rocking states to the north, perhaps related to the El Niño. This part of Florida though is not reliably warm at this time of year, as we learned. This state park has a beautiful clean, white sand beach and mossy green Gulf seas that extends for miles on these barrier islands, about 0.7 mile 20-30 minute flattish walk through unspoiled native Florida forest or trams run every 2 hours (5x daily) at this time of year. With tax and reservation fee, worked out to $48 per night, on the high side. We stayed in site 161 and 002, former nice but the latter a mistake as close to hi way 30A and apparently older area not maintained well. Reserved months in advance and I'm fastidious about site choices but missed this as photos and maps don't give full picture. A significant fraction of sites have broken, uneven asphalt or concrete, not clear why these aren't fixed given park revenue and pride are so high, so plan carefully. Utilities ok and included robust cable, unusual for state park. WiFi limited to camp store area so par for state parks, behind curve though for a higher standard Florida seems wanting to achieve. Laundry ok, 8 washers and 7 dryers (a couple broken) $1.50 per cycle. Restrooms and showers ok, clean but dated with broken or missing fixtures. Annoying leaf blowers during day interfered with enjoyment in campsite. Nonetheless, while imperfect, an overall pleasant natural location with good amenities and lots to see. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Across the highway but driving distance is a Walmart. Nearby but a bit further are grocery stores and restaurants supporting a very touristy area, though state park is a vast natural preserve and oasis.

Best and newer, more private sites are in the Palm loop 100's. Avoid lower numbered sites. Some older sites situated on a lake, which appear nice (might be mosquitoes though). Choose sites carefully months in advance.

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Romer1

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $45.00
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Heard a lot about Topsail and was able to get a space on short notice. Park is very nice, spaces are pretty tight. Tram to beach is nice. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Motorhome.

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Brujomar

Review Count: 72
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $45.00
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Stayed 8 nights. 40' fifth wheel with 3 slides. Our site was a back in. Concrete pad was just long enough for our fifth wheel and truck to fit without encroaching into the camp road. We had another party join us with a second car and pad wasn't wide enough for both, so we (and many others in park) ended up with vehicles off the pad. The park discourages this, but no one ever stopped by to tell us no. Most sites had small lamp posts between sites at night, but for some reason most of the sites on our side of the road were not operating, making it quite dark on our side.
Adequate space between most sites. Some loops looked much more congested than ours.
We had to use a portable satellite dish to find a 'hole' in the heavy tree cover as our auto dish had no chance. All utilities were fine and the cable tv provided had dozens of clear, hd channels, which was quite helpful for many days of severe weather updates.
We didn't like the long haul to the beach. It was quite a jaunt by foot. Ok by bike and the tram only ran every 30 minutes or so...but hauling chairs, towels etc was problematic, so we usually loaded the truck and headed to Miramar Beach...it was about the same length of time to get there and we had everything loaded into the truck.
Nice pool. Shuffleboard court. Small pond. Small camp store. Gate controlled after dark. We definitely would return. Good value, nice park. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Wal Mart within a 10 minute drive. Quiet, public beaches with parking and ez access just down the 30A highway along the Gulf...5 minutes from park entrance...go right as you exit park.

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nationm

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $45.00
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WOW. This park is one of our very favorites. The entire setting is beautiful and very clean. Other campers are quiet, respectful and tidy. There is tons of walking/biking trails (paved) to take you through forest and to the coastal lakes and beaches. Perfect for walking your dog or just out for exercise. We live not far from this park and plan to come back just for quick getaways with little effort. The sites are gravel, level and mostly shaded. Easy hookups to water, electricity and sewer too. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Bring your bikes and/or running shoes. Lots of paved trails to enjoy.

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Jayco Barbara

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $50.00
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This park is my all time favorite park. I have stayed here 4 times in the 103 loop and couldn't be happier. The sites are private, shady and have concrete pads. The bathrooms are clean and well maintained. I love riding bikes to the beach area, the dune lakes, and down 30A. You can ride forever. There is also a pool and a tram that will take you to the beach if you don't ride a bike or want to walk. There are miles of sugar sandy beaches. All sites have sewer, water, cable. There is also a tent area and cabins you can rent. Just incredible! We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Going to the beach is an easy "get to" with a tram or a bike. There are bathrooms near the beach area. Great restaurants in the area.

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southernsky

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $50.00
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Large state park. Nice sites with foliage between each site for some privacy. Full hookups including cable. Shuttle bus from campground to beach. Campers coming in and leaving every day so reservations are suggested. Nice pool and playgrounds. We camped at Topsail Hill State Preserve in a Fifth Wheel.

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